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Displaced Workers in US – From January 2011 through December 2013, 4.3 million workers were displaced from jobs

From January 2011 through December 2013, 4.3 million workers were displaced from jobs they had held for at least 3 years, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics… This was down from 6.1 million workers for the prior survey period covering January 2009 to December 2011. In January 2014, 61 percent of workers displaced from 2011 … Continue reading

Employed Foreign-Born in US – 24,639,000, a record number

The number of foreign-born individuals holding jobs in the United States hit a recorded high of 24,639,000 in August, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS has been tracking the number of foreign-born workers annually since 2005 and monthly since 2007. The BLS does not distinguish between foreign-born individuals who … Continue reading

US Job Report for August 2014 – A disappointing employment increase of 142,000

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 142,000 in August, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in professional and business services and in health care. Household Survey Data In August, both the unemployment rate (6.1 percent) and the number of unemployed … Continue reading

US Job Report for July 2014 – Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 209,000 and UR little changed at 6.2 percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 209,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.2 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, manufacturing, retail trade, and construction. Household Survey Data Both the unemployment rate (6.2 percent) and the number of unemployed persons … Continue reading

(Update) June US Job Report – Full-time employment down 523 000 while part-time up by 800 000

As reported yesterday, total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 288,000 in June in US. But the household survey indicates that full-time employment is down 523 000 while part-time up by 800 000. Type of work May 2014 June 2014 Change Full-time workers 118,727 118,204 -0,523 Part-time workers 27,219 28,018 0,799 Source: Table A-9. Selected employment indicators … Continue reading

June US Job Report – Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 288,000 and unemployment rate declined to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 288,000 in June, and the unemployment rate declined to 6.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains were widespread, led by employment growth in professional and businessservices, retail trade, food services and drinking places, and health care. Household Survey Data In June, the unemployment rate … Continue reading

May US Job Report – Employment rose by 217,000, returning employment to its pre-recession level, and UR unchanged

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 217,000 in May, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in professional and business services, health care and social assistance, food services and drinking places, and transportation and warehousing. Household Survey Data The unemployment rate held at … Continue reading

US – Employment and wages in STEM by the BLS

Employment Total May 2013 OES employment in all STEM occupations is 16,994,480. This is nearly 13 percent of total national employment (132,588,810). Across the four types of STEM subdomains, health occupations have the most employment (8,276,100) and architecture occupations have the least employment (156,650). Of the five types of STEM occupations, the largest by far … Continue reading

US in April – Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 288,000 and UR down at 6.3 percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 288,000, and the unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage point to 6.3 percent in April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment gains were widespread, led by job growth in professional and business services, retail trade, food services and drinking places, and construction. Household Survey Data In … Continue reading

March Job Report in US – Good news, total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 192,000 and UR unchanged at 6.7 percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 192,000 in March, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment grew in professional and business services, in health care, and in mining and logging. Household Survey Data In March, the number of unemployed persons was essentially unchanged at … Continue reading

The 2007–2009 recession in US / Full-time employment of workers ages 19 to 33 were between 16 and 26 percentage points less finds the BLS

The recession of 2007–2009 resulted in the loss of millions of jobs, although not all sectors of the economy were affected equally. Much has been written about the employment effects of the recession, with many reports focusing on the change in overall or specific sector employment over the course of the recession. However, many of … Continue reading

Jobs – 6 ways to use the data from the BLS

Here are six other ways you can use the Bureau of Labor Statistics to help you on the road to talent acquisition: 1. Shift your focus to a high-growth industry. 2. Gain insight into regional salary expectations. 3. Persuade a candidate that a career move will up their earnings. 4. Figure out how picky you can afford … Continue reading

The Fastest-Growing Jobs in the US / A Closer Look

Hospital rooms, shopping floors, and fast-food counters: This is where the future of U.S. employment lives. But there are two catches Continue reading

Labor force projections to 2022 for the US / The overall labor force participation rate is expected to decline writes the BLS

Because of the decreasing labor force participation rate of youths and the prime age group, the overall labor force participation rate is expected to decline. The participation rates of older workers are projected to increase, but remain significantly lower than those of the prime age group. A combination of a slower growth of the civilian … Continue reading

US / Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by only 148,000, before government shutdown

The BLS notes that ‘Over the year, the labor force participation rate has declined by 0.4 percentage point, while the employment-population ratio has changed little’. Those are not good news. Continue reading

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